I'm an American citizen and I have a flight out to France today. One of my travel companions informed me that having a passport that expires in less than 2 months (on June 19th) might be a problem. Will I be able to travel or am I not going?
To be able to enter the Schengen Area/Bulgaria/Croatia/Cyprus/Romania visa waiver, the above Annex II nationals are required to:
- have a travel document which is valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure and which has been issued in the previous 10 years
If your passport expires in less than two months, then unfortunately you will likely be refused boarding your plane by your airline.
I would recommend asking the airline to change your departure date and drive to the nearest passport agency or center. Set up an appointment online while on the way there and get two passport photos taken. Bring your old passport. They can usually get you a passport in about 4-6 hours. Probably too late for OP, but hopefully it helps future travelers.
TLDR: Was in exact same situation. Air France did not stop us from going or even comment on my passport expiring in 2.5 months.
I was in the exact same situation, was flying to Paris (CDG) from Salt Lake City (SLC) and my passport expired in less than 2.5 months. At the boarding gate, they called my wife and I to check our passports / validity and luckily let us go through. We were initially thinking of cancelling anything but decided it was worth the risk as we wouldn't have gotten much back on the airfare. Hope it worked out for you too! Remember to renew your passport as soon as you're back!